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2019 Tokyo motor show - the world premieres 24 Oct 2019

Column: Tokyo Motor Show

The following vehicles were world debuts at the 2019 Tokyo motor show.


2017 TOKYO MOTOR SHOW - world debuts 27 Oct 2017

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The following cars and concepts were world premieres at the 2017 Tokyo motor show.


COMMENT - Why Mazda needs the Amati luxury brand 25 Oct 2017

Column: Tokyo Motor Show

It's almost 25 years since Mazda shelved Amati, its take on Acura, Infiniti and Lexus. Given that the plans for multiple models and a bespoke W12 engine were not backed up by a rock solid balance sheet, this was the right decision. Now, with its recent concepts effortlessly showing up so many cars from the likes of Ferrari, Aston Martin and Rolls-Royce which lack beauty, it's time for Mazda to think again.


2015 TOKYO SHOW: World premieres 29 Oct 2015

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A list of world premieres at the 2015 Tokyo motor show appears below.


TOKYO SHOW: Lexus reveals fuel cell LF-FC prototype 28 Oct 2015

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The Lexus LF-FC, a 5.3m long concept, has been revealed at the Tokyo show. It not only provides a preview of the next long-wheelbase Lexus LS but a potential hydrogen-fuelled variant for later in the decade.


TOKYO SHOW: Final list of world premieres 26 Nov 2013

Column: Tokyo Motor Show

A final update of just-auto's list of concepts and production models which made their debuts at the 2013 Tokyo motor show's 20 & 21 November media preview days.


TOKYO SHOW: Suzuki chief terms minis "vehicles for poor" 21 Nov 2013

Column: Tokyo Motor Show

Suzuki chairman Osamu Suzuki has expressed his reluctance to produce a micro sports car, describing minivehicles as "vehicles for the poor".


TOKYO SHOW: Suzuki to launch compact hybrid 21 Nov 2013

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Suzuki plans to launch a compact hybrid vehicle, executive vice president Osamu Honda has said.


TOKYO SHOW: Daimler optimistic despite tax hike 21 Nov 2013

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Daimler is optimistic about its sales in Japan despite the country's scheduled consumption tax hike to 8% from 5% in April next year.


TOKYO SHOW: Nissan rethinks EV target 21 Nov 2013

Column: Tokyo Motor Show

The Renault-Nissan alliance has delayed its goal of selling 1.5m electric vehicles world wide by two to three years, Nissan president and chief executive officer Carlos Ghosn said.


TOKYO SHOW: Mazda promises more safety effort after crash 21 Nov 2013

Column: Tokyo Motor Show

Mazda Motor president Masamichi Kogai has apologised to the victims of a test drive crash and said the company would redouble efforts to ensure safety of its vehicles.


TOKYO SHOW: From assembly line to COO in 25 years 20 Nov 2013

Column: Tokyo Motor Show

The reintroduction of Datsun next year is being masterminded by a man who started his career with Nissan when the company's Sunderland factory in England opened 25 years ago.


TOKYO SHOW: Volvo returns 20 Nov 2013

Column: Tokyo Motor Show

Geely's Volvo has returned to the (relocated) Tokyo show after pulling out, along with many other foreign brands, following the global financial crisis, because its local sales have risen.


TOKYO SHOW: Nissan eyes 5m sales record 20 Nov 2013

Column: Tokyo Motor Show

Nissan is hoping to celebrate its 80th anniversary this year by reaching a record 5m sales, CEO Carlos Ghosn said in Tokyo.


TOKYO SHOW: VW inches closer to 'one litre car' 20 Nov 2013

Column: Tokyo Motor Show

Volkswagen's promise to one day sell a 'one litre car' - as in fuel needed to cover 100km (60 miles) rather than engine capacity - came a step nearer in Tokyo with the global introduction of the Twin Up.


TOKYO SHOW: Porsche sees long wheelbase preference in China 20 Nov 2013

Column: Tokyo Motor Show

While some new models are making almost simultaneous appearances at LA and Tokyo motor shows, Japan won the exclusive introduction of Porsche's Panamera Turbo S with long wheelbase option.


TOKYO SHOW: Mazda cancels safety kit demos after dealer crash 18 Nov 2013

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Mazda Motor has cancelled a test drive of vehicles equipped with its automatic braking system at the Tokyo show.


TOKYO PREVIEW: Nissan-Mitsubishi JV reveals eK Space 3 Oct 2013

Column: Tokyo Motor Show

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation's minicar joint venture with Nissan has announced a new 'super height wagon' model which MMC will sell as the eK Space in Japan from the beginning of 2014.


JAPAN: US carmakers will not be at Tokyo Show 10 Apr 2013

Column: Tokyo Motor Show

The US Big Three carmakers will not take part in this year’s Tokyo Motor Show in November because they believe that the "closed" Japanese market is holding back sales of their cars, according to media reports.


TOKYO SHOW: Toyota to phase out its V12? 6 Dec 2011

Column: Tokyo Motor Show

A replacement for the 14-year old Toyota Century appears to be finally on the way but that also seems to mean the end of the line for the whisper-quiet 5.0-litre V12.


TOKYO SHOW: Bosch eyes record 2011 sales 2 Dec 2011

Column: Tokyo Motor Show

Despite all the bumps of late, global automotive production has grown about 4% in 2011 and Bosch Group expects 3-5% growth in 2012, executives said at the Tokyo show this week.


TOKYO SHOW: Nissan turns over 20,000 Leafs 1 Dec 2011

Column: Tokyo Motor Show

Nissan Motor said in Tokyo it had sold over 20,000 Leafs since the electric car went on sale in December 2010.


TOKYO SHOW: Toyota chief promises more fun 1 Dec 2011

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Toyota has used the unveiling of its new 86 sports coupe to declare its commitment to producing more 'fun-to-drive' cars.


TOKYO SHOW: Nismo slips into Nissan mainstream 30 Nov 2011

Column: Tokyo Motor Show

Nismo, Nissan's motorsport arm, is considering following the likes of BMW's M division and Daimler's Mercedes' AMG by establishing a specialist tuning unit for the company's road cars.


TOKYO SHOW: Nissan promises 15 new technologies a year 30 Nov 2011

Column: Tokyo Motor Show

Nissan has committed itself to introducing 15 new technologies a year, the company's head of research and development, Mitsuhiko Yamashita, revealed in Tokyo.


TOKYO SHOW: Yen hampers Renault-Nissan production - Ghosn 30 Nov 2011

Column: Tokyo Motor Show

Japanese car manufacturers could start to move more production to emerging markets like Thailand, India and Mexico if the yen remains at its current "unrealistic" level, said Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn at the Tokyo show on Wednesday.


TOKYO SHOW: Mini remains popular in Japan 30 Nov 2011

Column: Tokyo Motor Show

The good old British Mini is still hitting the high spots in Japan as the country's love affair with the model, which goes back to the original - first built more than 50 years ago - continues.


TOKYO SHOW: Honda rediscovers its engineering edge 30 Nov 2011

Column: Tokyo Motor Show

Honda is looking to get its ‘engineering edge back' while continuing to develop low- or zero-emissions cars over the next few years.


TOKYO SHOW: Nissan Mobility concept gets in a Twizy 30 Nov 2011

Column: Tokyo Motor Show

Nissan may develop its own version of alliance partner Renault's four-wheeled scooter, the Twizy, as part of its plans to increase its output of electric vehicles, said the Briton at the head of global product planning, Andy Palmer.


TOKYO SHOW: The power of Earth Dreams drives Honda 30 Nov 2011

Column: Tokyo Motor Show

Honda is planning to launch a family of six new engines over the next two or three years, including a 1.6-litre diesel designed specifically for Europe.

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